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Serigne Moussa Ka
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These materials are a collection of poems dealing with the history of the building of the Murid Mosque of Touba, and are considered by many Murid scholars to be one of the major texts of the Muridiyya order in its early days. The poems provide a historical context for the challenges faced by the Murid leadership, and describe how they overcame these challenges to build the mosque successfully. The material also includes discussions focused on the family of Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba, the founder of the order, and tributes to Serigne Modou Moustapha Mbacke, the first to serve as a Khalifa of the Muridiyya order after the death of Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba, his father and spiritual master. The achievements and qualities of Serigne Modou Moustapha are also discussed in the documents. Based on the interview with the owner, the materials in this collection were written between the 1930s and the 1950s. Digitized on 21 July 2011. Due to the poor quality of the photocopy and some black ink stains, some pages are a little hard to read.
The entire manuscript is available for download below as a single PDF file. Each page is also available as a separate, larger, JPG file. If higher-resolution JP2 files are needed (WARNING: files average 11-14MB in size), please contact email@example.com. Fieldwork Team: Dr. Fallou Ngom (PI), Cheikh Tidiane Fall (Co-applicant), Ablaye Diakite (Researcher), Birane Gassama (Researcher) Technical Team: Roger Brisson (Head of Metadata Services, BU Libraries), Vika Zafrin (Institutional Repository Librarian, BU Libraries), Jack Ammerman (Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Open Access, BU Libraries), and Dr. Peter Quella. This collection of Wolofal (Wolof Ajami) materials is copied as part of the EAP 334 Project (Digital Preservation of Wolof Ajami manuscripts of Senegal) led by Dr. Fallou Ngom in collaboration with WARA/WARC and Boston University Library. The project is funded by the British Library/Arcadia Endangered Archives. Access Condition and Copyright: The materials are subject to copyright. Access is for research and educational purposes only. Materials are not to be reproduced without written permission. Citation: Materials in this web edition may be cited as: Ngom, Fallou. 2011. African Ajami Library: EAP 334. Digital Preservation of Wolof Ajami Manuscripts of Senegal. Boston: Boston University Library: http://open.bu.edu For Inquires: Please, contact Professor Fallou Ngom (firstname.lastname@example.org)